The exact time of the Gemini full moon is on Saturday, May 25th at 12:24 AM, 2013 EDT. We will therefore meet the evening before, Friday, May 24th, at 7:00 PM. The theme for Gemini is
I recognise my other self
and in the waning of that self
I grow and glow.
THREE SPIRITUAL FESTIVALS
The annual cycle of full moons reaches its high point in the triple sequence of the Easter Festival, the Wesak Festival, and the Festival of Goodwill. The Easter and Wesak festivals celebrate the lives and inspiration of two of the greatest spiritual leaders and avatars.
Easter is the festival of the risen living Christ, the expression of the love of God. It is determined by the date of the full moon of Aries and is the great Western and Christian Festival.
Wesak, the Festival of the Buddha, is the great Eastern celebration. It is observed at the Taurus full moon. The Buddha is the expression of the wisdom of God, the embodiment of light and "the indicator of divine purpose". Esoteric tradition speaks of an annual ceremony in the Himalayas, where the Buddha appears before the Christ and the Hierarchy.
The third festival, Christ’s festival, celebrating humanity’s innate goodwill, takes place over the full moon of Gemini. This is the festival of our basic aspiration towards human and spiritual unity. It gives voice to a deep invocative appeal to the spiritual Hierarchy for light, love and the will-to-good. This Festival is also observed as World Invocation Day, when a special focus is placed upon the world-wide use of the Great Invocation.
The Gemini Full Moon is sometimes called the Festival of Goodwill. It is a celebration of humanity itself.
Here is the full moon chart for Pittsburgh:
We hope to see you on the 24th to meditate for humanity with thousands of others around the world.